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Unread 05-19-2013, 10:45 PM   #76
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Finished wiring up the headlights and took it out for a little spin down the street. Engine is running super smooth right now





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Unread 05-26-2013, 11:51 PM   #77
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Got the whole thing primed one color, put the hood on and I just ordered some parts that I need to finish the dash

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Unread 05-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #78
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Looks good. Have you decided on a color yet or are you going to rock the primer for awhile so you can ponder it?
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Unread 05-27-2013, 11:13 PM   #79
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I know the color but I'm going to rock the primer for a while
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Unread 05-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #80
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Painted and mounted the windshield, just need new glass unless I want to roll around with a permanent instagram filter



Decided against a tailgate for now so I fabbed up a new back panel




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Unread 05-27-2013, 11:21 PM   #81
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Some high res pics for you guys







These were all pre-rear panel replacement
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Unread 06-03-2013, 05:36 PM   #82
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dash is almost complete





Reinforced the rear tailgate filler and painted the inside







Finished the front end wiring. Passenger side parking light was working then it stopped. I've got to go through that wiring one more time



Interior is almost complete. Just need a tach, a tunnel cover and a cb radio and it's done. Also waiting on a few parts that should be here tomorrow for the dash

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Unread 07-17-2013, 12:48 PM   #83
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Haven't updated this in quite a while. I've driven the jeep a few times. It is not smooth from a start. My first inclination is the old *** clutch that's been sitting in it for who knows how long. I've got a brand new clutch kit arriving tomorrow. Going to install on Friday, along with all new seals and gaskets for my leaky dana 20.

Also ordered all new u joints for both driveshafts, yokes look good but the front is a little rusty and will eventually need to be replaced. Also finally ordered a gas tank filler neck so I can fabricate a new setup.

And Friday I'll be ordering the rest of the pre-bent tubing I need to finish the back half of my cage.

Got a wheeling trip set up for September so I'm trying to get it ready for that!

A better update w/pictures will be posted on Friday. It's mainly been sitting in the garage!
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Unread 07-17-2013, 02:17 PM   #84
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nice thread, enjoyed getting updated on your "budget" resto/mod. Good luck getting ready for your trip in September. I've got one in August I'm pushing to make, you know how it goes. lol
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Unread 07-21-2013, 03:35 PM   #85
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Another good update for the weekend. Trans and transfer case are dropped and boy are they disgusting





Getting everything drained, mainly water in both





Old clutch out



New vs old (the throwout bearing difference is great)




New clutch and pressure plate installed




Can't get the trans and transfer case reassembled until my gaskets and seals arrive so I'll be thoroughly cleaning and painting them. New u joints and u joint clamps showed up yesterday, along with a new fuel filler neck and some other miscellaneous parts. Ordered the rest of my cage tubing Friday, next weekend should be a big one with tons to do!
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Unread 07-21-2013, 04:08 PM   #86
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SCHWEET!!!!!!!!!!!! that beast is looking good, your clutch and tranny pics stress me, I know mine need and overhaul, Im fretting what they look like inside.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 05:05 PM   #87
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Mine also sat for an unknown number of years and no one ever did anything about the breather cap on the transfer case
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Unread 07-28-2013, 10:17 PM   #88
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Got a little more done today

Finally have a working fuel filler neck









Working on emptying the transfer case some more, luckily everything inside looks great



Rear output shaft assembly



Very old oil buildup in the bottom of the case



Intermediate gear and shaft assembly. Those needle bearings are going to suck. Anyone have some suggestions for getting this part back together again?

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Unread 08-18-2013, 02:32 PM   #89
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Getting some work done. Little bit at a time. Transmission and transfer case are back in and have a new friend to go along with them. A twin stick conversion kit





Started the fab work on the rest of the cage finally







Fully mocked up





Sealing some of the welds





All in all, it's finally starting to look like a real jeep again. Waiting on my driveshafts to come back from the shop and then it's driveable again. I also have a stinger on the way for me to finish up my front bumper fabrication. Only small issue I have is the throwout bearing lever fell off during the trans installation and I can't get it in the right position with the trans and bellhousing installed. I might have to pull the whole thing to get it situated correctly. Getting closer to trail ready though!
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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #90
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Fixed the clutch issue last night. Unbolted the bellhousing, dropped the trans about 2 inches and pulled it out about a half an inch. Attached the throwout lever and spring, slid the ball in and then reattached the bellhousing and everything was good to go. Replaced the trans/transfercase crossmember bolts with longer ones so I can attach a skid plate to them in the future.

It has been sitting for almost 2 months without being fired and it started up on the first try after I fixed the clutch issue. The only thing I need to do is re-weld the passenger exhaust to re-attach the muffler. I had to cut it to get it back in position and attached to the manifold.

Just waiting on my driveshafts to come back from the shop and she's trail ready!
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